John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient

John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (HM1KOC)

Location: Maysville, KY 41056 Mason County
Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.825', W 83° 45.759'

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John Samuel Darrough

Born in Maysville on April 6, 1841. His family moved to Iroquois Co., Illinois in 1852. He enlisted in 1862 and served in Co. F, 113th Illinois Infantry where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Feb. 5, 1895. The citation read: "Saved the life of a captain." He died on August 14, 1920.
Presented by V.F.W. Post 2734 & Ladies Auxiliary



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Medal of Honor Recipient

John S. Darrough received the highest military award for his actions on the Tennessee River at Eastport, MS. during the Civil War. On Oct. 10, 1864, while trying to dismantle bridge & railroad tracks, his regiment was attacked by a Confederate battery. Retreating under heavy fire, Darrough spotted a helpless comrade & rescued him.
 Presented by George Mason Chapter KYSSAR
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HM NumberHM1KOC
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Marker Number2319
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 259572 N 4281235
Decimal Degrees38.64708333, -83.76265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.825', W 83° 45.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 49.5" N, 83° 45' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Limestone St, Maysville KY 41056, US
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